Stanley L. Cavell, Walter M. Cabot Associate Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value since 1963, has been made a full professor, and will retain the Cabot chair.
Cavell, who came to Harvard in 1963, teaches the spring term of Humanities 5, Phil. 127 (The Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein), and Philosophy 265, a on seminar aesthetics. he has taught Philosophy 190, a course on the philosophy of religion and he will probably conduct a freshman seminar next year on the aesthetics of the cinema.
His writing has dealt mainly with existentialism, ethics and the relationship between philosophy and the arts. His forthcoming book, tentatively titled The Claim to Rationality, is based on his doctoral thesis.